Grant winners

April 28, 2011


• Award winner: Steven Hooper

• Institution: University of East Anglia

• Value: £644,933

Fijian art: political power, sacred value, social transformation and collecting since the 18th century

• Award winner: Derek Offord

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £687,746

The history of the French language in Russia


Basic sciences

• Award winner: Brendon Lovett

• Institution: Heriot-Watt University

• Value: £247,884

Quantum coherence in natural and artificial energy harvesting

• Award winner: Matthew Gibson

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £158,080

Ice growth inhibition by synthetic macromolecules: experiments and modelling

• Award winner: Paul Upchurch

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £158,089

Testing the relationships between latitude and biodiversity in the Cretaceous

• Award winner: Maggie Cusack

• Institution: University of Glasgow

• Value: £255,234

Biomineralisation: protein and mineral response to ocean acidification

• Award winner: Michelle Ellefson

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £198,211

Young children's reasoning about everyday chemistry

• Award winner: Jonathan Keating

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £231,584

Arithmetical correlations from random matrix theory

• Award winner: Michael Hanley

• Institution: University of Plymouth

• Value: £145,538

Signalling intent: do seedling volatiles influence attack by mollusc herbivores?



• Award winner: Ignacio de la Torre

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £122,760

Percussive technology in human evolution: a comparative approach

• Award winner: Jennifer Saul

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £107,002

• Implicit bias and philosophy

APPLIED SCIENCES (including architecture)

• Award winner: Kathrin Schreckenberg

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £124,772

Preserving safety and nutrition of 24 months indigenous fruits and their derivatives

SOCIAL STUDIES (including anthropology, geography and social psychology)

• Award winner: Peter Wade

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £249,966

Public engagement with genomic research and race in Latin America


Wolfson Research Merit Awards

All awards are valued between £10,000 and £30,000 per year

• Award winner: Andrew Baker

• Institution: University of Glasgow

Developing a novel virus for human gene therapy

• Award winner: Mark Cannell

• Institution: University of Bristol

Computing and seeing a new solution to problems in the heart

• Award winner: David Haddleton

• Institution: University of Warwick

Controlled polymerisation to new materials: polymer therapeutics to oil recovery


• Award winner: Thomas O. Clancy

• Institution: University of Glasgow

• Value: £725,800

Scottish toponymy in transition: progressing county surveys of the place names of Scotland

This three-year project aims to advance the long-term goal of surveying all of Scotland's place names, publishing survey volumes on three of its historical counties, while researching its other regions. The project is headed by two University of Glasgow academics: Thomas Clancy, professor in Celtic and Gaelic, and Carole Hough, professor in English language. The chief researcher is Simon Taylor, one of Scotland's foremost place-name specialists. The team will work with county museums and local history societies to create an interactive exchange of local knowledge via events such as road shows.

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